Docker & its Popularity in 2022

Docker is a new technology that enables development teams to build, manage, and secure apps from any location. Docker containers solve the software delivery and deployment issues that many organizations have been trying to solve for years. Since Docker emerged as the de-facto container standard, it has assumed an essential role in the containerization industry.




A Docker technology governs how system resources, such as CPU and memory, are used for a group of processes and namespaces. A namespace wraps a set of system resources and makes them appear dedicated to that particular process, thus segregating the processes so that they can run independently.




An application consists of several components: a web server, a database, and an in-memory cache. Containers are used to assemble these components into a single functional unit. Docker allows you to run multiple processes and apps independently of one another, allowing you to make better use of your infrastructure while maintaining the security of separate systems.




As DevOps adoption grows, more companies are looking into ‘Microservices Architecture’ to improve software quality and release it faster. Container orchestration is a proven method of applying containers – especially for scheduling, load balancing, and related tasks – as part of Amvion Labs’ Managed DevOps Services.




Docker Containers are terrific hosts for microservices that are self-contained, easily deployed, and efficient. Amvions’ Container networking is supported by Docker. It allows operators to create container-specific networks without having to touch a single router. Developers and operators can create systems with complex network topologies by using configuration files to define the networks. This also serves as a safety benefit. Containers for an application can run in their own virtual network, with ingress and egress paths that are tightly controlled.




Docker Container-based software delivery can also be more efficient. These can eliminate the problems associated with configuration variance when deploying binaries or raw code.

5 Ways in which Organizations Benefit from DevSecOps

Organizations are under constant pressure to speed up the delivery and innovation of new capabilities. As organizations continue to shift towards cloud and other similar services, there is an increase in the number of cyberattacks.



Many companies have decided to adopt “DevSecOps” to help them increase cybersecurity, work efficiency and flexibility. It is not just about using specific tools but is investing in the practices and culture to deliver new features and stability.




With the increasing number of vulnerabilities and security breaches, it makes sense for developers to focus more on the security of code. Besides this, organizations need automation to manage a complete set of multi-vendor devices in a multi-cloud infrastructure. There is no better time for organizations than now to start developing additional security.





What is DevSecOps?



DevSecOps is the logical extension of DevOps to provide security to the application. It ensures the application or infrastructure is less vulnerable to cyberattacks. DevSecOps act as a defence system that draws an idea of protection and does all that is required to excel in defending against attacks.




The objective of DevSecOps is to secure the application by redesigning the dev lifecycle to different aspects like – automation, data breach, collaboration etc. It involves applying security at different stages of the application development lifecycle.




How Organizations can Benefit from DevSecOps?




In an environment where 70% of the software components of every application are reusable, it is essential to find a way to eliminate inherited vulnerabilities. It isn’t necessarily the only option for cybersecurity but is a methodology that helps improve security and prevent data loss.




Here are ways in which organizations can benefit from DevSecOps :


1.     Spot Vulnerabilities


DevSecOps teams can reduce the time to detect and resolve open source issues. Developers get access to real-time analytics to spot the vulnerability & compliance issues before they cause serious data loss or damages the application. Instead of waiting for security at the end of development, DevSecOps allows to include it seamlessly within the developer’s workflow.




2.     Complete Visibility


DevSecOps gives the system engineers a comprehensive view of the network infrastructure and the apps that run on it. One can easily identify incorrect configuration, expired certificate or change firewall settings etc to support the new application. Automation makes it easier to identify and diagnose the network infrastructure in minutes.




3.     Multi-vendor Support




DevSecOps gives you a platform to integrate the workflows that support multi-vendor and multi-cloud ecosystem of technologies. DevSecOps automation gives an application-centric view of the infrastructure, even when the network is supported by different vendors.



4.     Effective Resource Management




The dependencies during software development post a problem and shape the entire workflow. DevSecOps help developers avoid dependencies by providing details of risk at a very early stage. Eventually, the developers can search for better alternatives and design secured application from the start, rather than waiting until after a release.



5.     Self-Service




The need to update applications to add new features and functionalities gave rise to the development of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery. However, the update of these applications requires changes to the supporting infrastructure, which is where bottlenecks happen. DevSecOps provide low-code or no-code capabilities – allowing the application owners to manage network elements in a user-friendly way.



Wrapping Up!




As organizations are adopting mature DevOps into their app lifecycle, there is an increasing need for security. Especially when the application complexity is growing, vulnerabilities and cybersecurity has become a massive headache for developers.




DevSecOps meet these challenges by breeding security at multiple layers of application or software development lifecycle.




There are several other ways in which organizations can benefit from DevSecOps. If you are looking for help, we will be glad to help you!




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